- John Parolin, ESPN Stats & Info
The Giants' offensive line has played its part in Big Blue's offensive tailspin.
New York ranks 26th in yards before contact and 30th in short-yardage rushing during its inauspicious 0-4 start. Only the Lions have had a higher percentage of rushes for no gain or worse than the Giants this season.
As for pass protection? Ten sacks in the past two games are no aberration. Injuries to starters David Diehl, David Baas and Chris Snee may have set up the Giants' offensive line to fail, but it's certainly obliged.
The Giants check in at 30th in the debut of our NFL Offensive Line Rankings. With help from Stats & Info's Hank Gargiulo, we've taken a look at how each team rates this season in six statistical categories:
• Yards before contact per rush
• Short-yardage conversion percentage
• Sack percentage of total dropbacks
• QB pressure percentage with a blocking advantage (more blockers than rushers)
• Line stability
• Penalty yardage
Here's an in-depth look at some of the top units and several that need major help.
John Parolin of ESPN Stats & Info ranks all 32 NFL offensive lines based on a collection of advanced metrics. The Denver Broncos top the early-season ranks while the New York Jets bring up the rear.